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Saturday, February 8, 2014

UPDATED: Adaptive skiing or bust

UPDATED WITH NEW PICTURES AND VIDEO:

Enjoy this fun highlight reel:


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Live blogging...Adaptive skiing






First time...
Gary and Sonny making adjustments
They were adjusting her equipment in the Yerk (Mongolian Tent adjacent to the rental building at www.skiwhitetail.com)
Sonny, one of her guides, getting her noggin protected.
Bill from TwoTopAdaptive.org whose glowing jacket makes him look like an angel (which to us, he was!)
She popped out of her wheelchair at the end of the walkway, locked her legs and walked onto the snow.
Her three amigos strap her into the bi ski
Her poles are cuffed and strapped to her arms and they hope she can use them to help her steer.

UPDATED:

There were some dry runs to get her lifted in the Bi-Ski to catch a ride on the ski lift:

Then they jacked up the seat which tilted her forward, and queued up for the lift:
As the bench lift comes up behind them, they lift her onto the seat and use a carbiner to clip her into the seat as well as pull the bar down. Yes, it freaked me out for 3.9 seconds.

Her first ride down the mountain. They held tight to her as she was learning how to lean and use her poles to turn. Here is the direct link: http://youtu.be/uyOO-D0bW2g


What does Abby say? Before she went she told me who had a copy of her will:
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And then, when it was over?  With a huge smile on her face, she quipped, 
"You have just fed an expensive habit!" 
Now, she is watching Sochi and talking about how she can get to the Olympics! Love our girl!




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